Kaufland Launches Sustainable Store Concept
German retailer Kaufland has announced that it will present its new sustainable store concept at the real estate trade fair ‘Expo Real’ in Munich.
The retailer says that sustainability plays a 'major role' in its retail business, and its branches use devices such as photovoltaic (solar-powered) plants and fast-charging stations for e-bikes and e-cars.
Inside the stores, LED lighting combined with efficient refrigeration and air conditioning systems provide energy savings and reduce CO2 emissions.
The retailer has been developing flexible and sustainable real estate solutions for every location, both in new developments and in the revitalisation of existing properties.
It is also focused on the shopping experience, with the addition of large parking spaces, self-scanning checkouts, bakeries, deli counters, pharmacies, and postal service providers.
Kaufland, part of the Schwarz retail group, operates over 1,250 food retail outlets in Germany and Eastern Europe.
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